Category Archives: Game Reviews

NHL 20 PS4 review

EA Sports serves up this years Ice Hockney bonanza, NHL 20.

Secretly, I wish football was more like ice hockey. I’m talking real football here, that’s soccer for the uninitiated. Hockey shares a lot with the beautiful game, but it’s just so much more visceral. Rugby just doesn’t cut it, the game’s too slow, too caught up in its own rules. Continue reading NHL 20 PS4 review

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey PC review

In a gaming industry packed with sequels and reboots it’s nice to see something truly unique. Patrice Désilets, the visionary mastermind behind the Assassin’s Creed games, and his team have created a game experience like none other. Continue reading Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey PC review

NBA 2K20 PS4 review

2K continue to push the envelope to give us yet another slick, gorgeous-looking entry to their long-running basketball franchise.

NBA 2K20’s gameplay is fast. And I found this more than a little daunting it having been a while since I last played an NBA 2K game. Compared to EA’s rival NBA Live series, NBA 2K doesn’t take prisoners. Whereas EA’s basketball games are easy to get into, they lack the depth compared to 2K’s games. The downside is that NBA 2K game’s really make you work for success. Continue reading NBA 2K20 PS4 review

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Switch Review

25 years after its original Game Boy release, Nintendo’s classic, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, has been re-imagined for the Switch.

First release way back in 1993 on Nintendo Game Boy, the game was reissued in 1999 for the Game Boy Color. With fresh graphics, yet again, Nintendo are bringing one of their classics to a new audience. Continue reading The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Switch Review

Gears 5 Xbox One/PC review

Does the fifth instalment of the Xbox, and now also Windows PC, exclusive Gears of War franchise offer something new or is it more of the same?

After Microsoft purchased the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games back in 2014, they handed the reins over to their new in-house development studio, The Coalition. The Canadian outfit cut their teeth retooling the original Xbox game for re-release on Xbox One and PC as Gears of War: Ultimate Edition. Continue reading Gears 5 Xbox One/PC review

MXGP 2019 PC review

There’s no doubt that Milestone are the experts when it comes to motorcycle games, their MotoGP and Ride franchises capture perfectly the speed and handling of high-powered road bikes. Straight lining or leaning into a bend is all very well on smooth asphalt, but doing the same on dirt, dust and mud is a different thin altogether.

MXGP 2019 is the latest iteration of Milestone’s yearly licenced MXGP game based on the FIM Motorcross World Championships. The game includes all the tracks from the 2019 season plus a special playground area and a track editor for player to create their own track and share with the community. Continue reading MXGP 2019 PC review

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan Xbox One/PC review

PlayStation 4 owners familiar with Supermassive Games’ superb Until Dawn will be right at home with the British developer’s first story in The Dark Pictures Anthology, Man of Medan.

The Supermassive Games has had a stint providing novelty efforts for Sony and their PlayStation 4 of late, with varying success. Whilst I found the Until Dawn VR spin-off, The Inpatient pretty good, the social horror game, Hidden Agenda and iffy VR shooter, Bravo Team, were not so good.

With Man of Medan, the developer seems to be back on form. Continue reading The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan Xbox One/PC review

Control PC review

Remedy, the Finnish developers responsible for Max Payne, Alan Wake and Quantum Break invite players to experience their paranormal action-adventure game, Control. Continue reading Control PC review